To celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, we had the opportunity to discover the quirky landmark that helps make Canada… well, Canada.
Wiarton, Ontario. Population: 2,291. 215 km to destination — the iconic Wiarton Willie statue.
We set off, ready to embark on our adventure in a sleek 2017 Ford Mustang. The deep leather seats immediately hugged my body, which was a new and rather comforting feeling when compared to my daily routine on public transit in Toronto.
With plenty of snacks on deck, 21 Savage seamlessly hooked up to the car’s bluetooth speaker system, and our little fur baby in the back, we were more than ready to get away from the city and relax for a few days.
The 2017 Ford Mustang is packed with a ton of features, ranging from the push-button start, a selection of driving modes — including Normal, Snow/Wet, Sport or Track — and the Mustang symbol that illuminates from the side mirrors onto the ground at night.
Once we arrived, we settled into our cozy bed n’ breakfast, N’ this on the Bay, and relaxed the rest of the night. Sitting outside, we looked up at the one thing we truly miss living in the city… the stars.
The next morning, we set out bright and early to enjoy a 55 minute massage at the spa at Cobble Beach. Afterwards we jumped back in the car and hit the road to find Willie. Taking advantage of the voice-activated navigation in the car, we had clear sights on the town’s landmark.
Standing as proud as ever, Mr. Wiarton Willie. For those of you who are not 100% brushed up on your Canadian history, Wiarton Willie is the most famous groundhog in Canada, and the only albino weather prognosticator in the world.
And of course, cruising back through the town called for a mandatory ice cream stop.
Our trip came to an end and we hopped in the car ready to get back to the busy city, which couldn’t have come at a better time since the last day was quite rainy. But, this allowed us to use one of the most mind blowing (to me, at least) features: rain-sensing windshield wipers. They adjust their speed depending how heavy the rain is coming down… on their own.
Thanks for pushing us to go further for Canada 150, Ford Canada — the visit to Wiarton was one we’ll never forget! #GoFurther150
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